Marquis de Lafayette

Lafayette College

September 7, 2007

New “Home” for Daniel Chester French Statue of Lafayette

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Plaza opens for 250th birthday celebration Renovations to the Daniel Chester French statue of the Marquis de Lafayette located in front of Colton Chapel and the construction of a new accompanying plaza were recently completed. The project was finished just in time for the College’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Marquis’ birth. The [...]

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September 6, 2007

State Historical Marker Unveiled in Downtown Easton

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Marker commemorates the founding and naming of Lafayette College Anyone following the trail of history through Pennsylvania by way of the blue and yellow signs that dot the state’s highways and byways will have one more to see now, this one celebrating the Marquis de Lafayette and the naming of Lafayette College. During a mid-day [...]

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September 6, 2007

A Son and his Adoptive Father Exhibit Opens to Rave Reviews

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Historical exhibition will run through Oct. 28 in the Williams Center gallery They shared a love of liberty and the courage to fight for it. Their life paths were similar though one was French and the other a relatively new breed known as “American.” And they both played an integral part in the formation of [...]

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September 6, 2007

Happy Birthday, Lafayette!

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Thousands of students, faculty, and friends turn out for the Marquis’ 250th celebration After a day filled with talk of revolution and reverence, the College capped off the Marquis de Lafayette’s 250th birthday party with an evening of revelry and festivities on the Quad. The party is part of the College’s yearlong celebration in recognition [...]

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September 6, 2007

David McCullough Kicks Off 250th Celebration

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‘France is truly hallowed ground for we Americans, and let us always remember it’ Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough inaugurated the Lives of Liberty lecture series and officially kicked off the College’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette’s birth last night. The College has begun a yearlong celebration during 2007-08 in [...]

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September 5, 2007

It’s in the Mail: Historian Comes to Know Lafayette

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Lloyd Kramer, author of the award-winning book Lafayette in Two Worlds, will speak on “Lafayette’s Historical Legacy: Politics, Culture, and the Modern World” 4:10 p.m. Thursday. The talk is free and open to the public By Barbara Mulligan Lloyd Kramer was in his second year of studying for his Ph.D. in European intellectual history at [...]

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September 4, 2007

Parking Restrictions for 250th Birthday Celebration

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A number of streets on campus will have no parking Sept. 5 and 6 Due to David McCullough’s lecture Sept. 5, and the Marquis de Lafayette’s 250th Birthday Celebration Sept. 6, Hugh Harris, director of Public Safety, has outlined the following parking restrictions for campus: Wednesday, Sept. 5, and Thursday, Sept. 6: The Colton/Pardee chains [...]

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August 31, 2007

Students Contribute to Marquis’ 250th Birthday Celebration Sept. 6

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Several students helped in the planning process and will participate in the day’s events Several students had the opportunity to be an important part of the planning process for the Marquis de Lafayette’s 250th birthday celebration on Sept. 6. Their ideas and opinions helped shape the day’s events and they will also participate in many [...]

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August 30, 2007

An Old-Fashioned Dance Party

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Students can take part in contra dancing during Lafayette’s birthday celebration Sept. 6 During the Marquis de Lafayette’s 250th birthday party Sept. 6, students and others will have the opportunity to participate in contra dancing starting at 5:15 p.m. on the Quad. The College is planning a yearlong celebration during 2007-08 in recognition of the [...]

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August 29, 2007

The Marquis de Lafayette’s Aide-de-Camp

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Jason Lowcher ’10 takes part in the 250th celebration On Sept. 6, international affairs major Jason Lowcher ’10 (Washington, N.J.) will be playing the role of the Marquis de Lafayette’s aide-de-camp during the College’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of the Marquis de Lafayette’s birthday. As the Marquis’ personal escort, Lowcher will travel with the [...]